The Rangers’ success last season was largely due to Igor Shesterkin winning the Vezina Trophy.
For the Blueshirts to make another deep playoff run — after last season’s trip to the Eastern Conference Finals — they need Shesterkin dominant.
Unfortunately, this has not been the case for most of the season.
However, after some exciting road wins, and an increase in the Rangers’ sloppy defensive play, Shesterkin appears to be returning to that form.
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In the latest episode of the Up in the Blue Seats Podcast, Andrew Harts and Mollie Walker talk about how Shesterkin is finding his last season clue.
They also discuss when Ryan Lindgren will return to the ice for the Rangers and will later be joined by Hall of Famer Larry Brooks.
Up In The Blue Seats Podcast with Mollie Walker, Andrew Harts and Larry Brooks:
THROUGH THE FOURTH LINE: One of the biggest concerns the Rangers have had all season is production from their struggling fourth line. However, the combination of Jimmy Vesey, Barclay Goodrow and Tyler Motte is finding more consistency. Is this fourth line combo here to stay for the rest of the season?PANARI’S PROBLEM: Outside of his recent overtime win against Buffalo, Artemi Panarin hasn’t been his usual self. One of the main reasons could be the addition of Patrick Kane and Panarin trying to do too much to satisfy him. Could it be just a matter of time before things start clicking?SUBTEXT READER QUESTIONS: Why has Adam Fox been struggling? What is Rangers’ top priority this summer with the roster and cap crisis? Where do the Rangers stack up among Metro teams? Larry answers your questions and more.
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